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Japan’s foreign reserves hit record

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Japan’s foreign reserves hit record

Japan 's foreign currency reserves at the end of November rose 16.94 billion USD from a month earlier to a record 1.073 trillion USD, reported the Finance Ministry on Dec. 7.

Laos, Cuba promise full ties

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Laos, Cuba promise full ties

Top diplomats from Laos and Cuba have pledged mutual support at international forums and stronger cooperation in healthcare, education and sports.

China boosts relations with Canada

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China boosts relations with Canada

Chinese President Hu Jintao said on Dec. 3 that he believed Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s visit to China would push bilateral relationship to a new level, Xinhua news agency reported.

Vietnam urges greater efforts to end Doha talks

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Vietnam urges greater efforts to end Doha talks

Vietnam has called on ministers participating in the WTO conference on December 2 to show that they are strong in commitment and political will to end the eight-year stalemate on framing a trade liberation accord by 2010.

Cambodian-Thai relationship remain tense

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Cambodian-Thai relationship remain tense

Strained relations between Cambodia and Thailand have yet to show signs of easing as Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced on Nov. 30 that Phnom Penh would cancel all bilateral loan agreements.

ASEAN adopts proposals for UN climate conference

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ASEAN adopts proposals for UN climate conference

The two day meeting of environment ministers from Southeast Asia countries concluded on November 29 by approving proposals which will be put before the United Nations Climate Change Conference, to be held in Copenhagen , Denmark from December 7-18.

ASEAN nations host fair in Mexico

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ASEAN nations host fair in Mexico

A fair was organised in Mexico City on Nov. 28 to introduce handicrafts, traditional art performances, specialties as well as souvenirs from ASEAN nations.